Anyway standing in front of a car which just hit a crowed is not wise at all. The best way to disable the vehicle is to plug up the exhaust; the engine will stall and won't restart until cleared. At least slash the tires so that car can't travel far. Take one of those protest pickets and jam it in the radiator causing the engine to overheat and, depending on the year of the car, shut the car down automatically.
If you stand in front of the car you will just get hit, as is what happened.
No one was run over.
No one was even injured.
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